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Thursday, March 05, 2015

Red Rubber Inspirational #210 For the Boys

I'm hosting the inspirational challenge this week on the Red Rubber Inspirationals blog and my theme is For the Boys.  I wanted to see masculine themed images or colors used on your project...and you must have stamping on your project somewhere.

For complete Inspirational Rules, please read them here.

Here are my projects based on our theme this week:

For my first card I started out by first printing the sentiment from Pickled Potpourri onto my cardstock.  I then stamped the lighthouse image from the Lighthouse and Birds set using Momento ink. I then colored the image using my Spectrum Noir colored pencils.  I then cut out the image using deckle scissors and then backed with grey cardstock and then mounted onto the card base.

For my second card I stamped the Ship Collage image onto my cardstock and colored it with my Spectrum Noir colored pencils.  I then strung jute across my card base that I covered with a piece of book paper.  I then backed the image with dark green cardstock and mounted it onto my card.

I hope you will join my challenge this week!  Link up your For the boys project on the Red Rubber Inspirationals blog post here.

Happy crafting...Lynda

Entering the following:

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Time for a new challenge at Crafts Galore Encore

I am so excited to be joining the other amazing artists as part of the Craft Galore Encore design team!  I look forward to creating a project a month to inspire you based on the theme.  This month the theme is Anything Goes....who doesn't love that theme???

For my project I started with this cute Cheeky Fair image from The Greeting Farm.  She is colored with my Copic markers.  I added the little white bits of gel pen in places to really make her pop off the page.  I then backed her with green cardstock and then onto this wonderful pattern paper from We R Memorykeepers Little One paper pad.  That stack was then put onto a cream card base.

I hope you'll consider joining the challenge!!!

Happy crafting...Lynda
Entering this card into the following:
Anya, Oddies, and Other's linky party - The Greeting Farm

Friday, February 27, 2015

Spring Coffee Lovers Blog hop and 200 follower giveaway

It's time again for another Coffee Loving Cardmaker blog hop!!!  I have done this a couple times now and have had so much fun in the past, so why not do it again!!!

The hop details can be found on the Coffee Loving Papercrafters blog post here:

Create a project using a coffee/tea/warm beverage theme and link it up... in the Seattle area...gotta make a coffee card!!!

I used the My Favorite Things Coffee Cup Die-namics for my creation; along with pattern paper from Prima's Coffee Break paper pad.  The cute hashtag wood veneer is from Studio Calico.

And...if you were here earlier this will know that I hit 200 followers on my I have a giveaway for someone that is a follower....leave me a comment on this blog post and let me know you are a follower for your chance to win this awesome stamp set from Kaiser Crafts and a few other goodies that I will toss in the package:

This hop runs until Friday, March 6 at 11:59 PM PST.  So get your name in for this giveaway and be sure to hop along all the wonderful blogs participating!!!

Happy crafting...Lynda

Entering my card into the following:

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

200 followers and a new Anya, Oddies, & Others card using a Time For Tea image

I now have 200 followers on my blog....I think a giveaway is in order...stay tuned for a post on Friday....

Now something sure to check out the latest challenge on the Anya, Oddies and Others linky blog.  I loaded this project into the Others tab...isn't she cute...she's a freebie image from Time for Tea Designs.  I used papers from Lilian Ellaboudy designs French Garden collection and paper pieced her dress and shoes... sure to join in the Anything Goes linky party...and come back on Friday to see what my giveaway is....

Thank you so much!!!

Happy crafting....Lynda

Entering this card into the following:
Open-Minded Crafting - Up in the Air

Cuttin' and Stampin' challenge #8 Anything Goes

Our theme for the latest challenge on the Cuttin' and Stampin' blog is Anything Goes and we were luck enough to get to work with these amazing products:

These products and so much more are available at
Cuttin and Stampin Scrappy Supplies

For my project I started by taking a piece of this wonderful pattern paper and cutting it along the zig zag.  I then drew a pencil line along the zig zag on my white card base and stamped my sentiment where I could see it would show.  I then adhered the pattern paper to the top of the card and then trimmed off piece to the bottom below the stamped sentiment.  I then used a Spellbinders die I have to cut this wonderful flower from another sheet of the pattern paper and added the sequin to the center of the flower.

I hope you will join us and link up your project to this post (follow the link) before Monday, March 2nd.

Happy crafting....Lynda

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Lets hear it for the girl.... new theme at the Red Rubber Inspirationals blog

I'm hosting this week on the Red Rubber Inspirationals blog this week and my theme is Lets hear it for the girl.  Use your feminine themed stamps to create a project and share it with us.

For my project I used a floral image from the Spring Dream stamp set.  I stamped the image onto a piece of cardstock that I had run through my printed and printed this sentiment from Pickled Potpourri's Nature's Greetings set.

I colored the flower using my Copic markers.  I then used some tinsel glitter for the flower center and other glitter for the remaining parts of the flower.  I also ran my glue pen along the edge and added glitter there too.  This tag will be included on a gift bag for a friend that is having a special birthday later this month.  What girl doesn't like glitter and this tag is certainly sparkly!!!

I hope you'll pull out your girly stamps and join us this week.  Link up your projects to this post here:

Happy crafting...Lynda

Entering this project into the following:
Sparkle n Sprinkle - February challenge

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Just Some Lines

So sad that this month was the last challenge on the Just Some Lines facebook page.  I have LOVED working with Jehanne's images...her art is so beautiful!

So...that being are some of my final projects using her wonderful images...

This card I used for the uses the cute Big Hat Girls 1 image!

this card features the Valentine Sheep image.

this card features the Sweethearts image, this cute hashtag wood piece I found in my stash, and this great "love" sentiment from Alyssa Bennett (she sells via Facebook)

this one is created using Valentine sheep little cupid and the same "love" stamp from Alyssa Bennett.

Finally this image that I created in January for their Challenge on the facebook page that for some reason never made it onto my blog at any point.  It features the Emo Rose image colored with my distress markers.

I also did not find this card using the Emo Poppy Fairy image:

I hope you'll visit her shop and pick up some of her beautiful artwork!!!

Happy crafting....Lynda

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Chi Chi Wednesday

Time for another project featuring some cute images from Chi Chi Memories.  This one is a combination of the new release image Cute Unicorn and Tinker Fairy:

Happy crafting....Lynda

Entering this card into the following:
Bunny Zoe's Craft - For the Girls (ends 3/8)
Stamping Sensation - Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore Challenge Blog - Digital images
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes 2/10-2/16

Thursday, February 05, 2015

Love is in the Air - with Red Rubber Inspirationals

It's my turn to host the challenge this week on the Red Rubber Inspirationals blog!

My challenge theme this week is:

Inspirational #206 - Love is in the Air

For my challenge I want you to pull out your stamps and get busy.  Your project must featuring stamping as the main focus and must contain at least one HEART on your project.

I wanted to create a CAS card for this challenge.  I started with the Love You sentiment from the Circles of Love and stamped it on the bottom right of the cardstock.  I then added the heart from the Pick a date next to the sentiment.  I then doodled the border around the edge of the card.  I used my Copic marker to color in a few parts on the sentiment.

I hope you are inspired and will join in the fun with me this week.  You can add your project to my blog post here:

Happy crafting...Lynda

Entering this card into the following:
Crafting for all Seasons - Have a heart
Creative Moments - Anything Goes/Love
Crafty Sentiments - Include a heart

Wednesday, February 04, 2015


So Wednesday on my blog typically means sharing something using an image from Chi Chi Memories...well this week is a little different because I combined two images from Chi Chi Memories to create this wonderful card this week.

I used the new release image Cute Deer and Secret Admirer:

I combined the images and printed them out.  I then colored the images using my Copic markers.  I then trimmed the cardstock and mounted it onto coordinating pieces of red and yellow cardstock before adding it to my card base.  I then added this cute chipboard sentiment from Michael's to the front to finish it off.

I hope you like this cute pair as much as I do...

Happy crafting....Lynda

Entering this card into the following:
Card Mania - Add some Red
Kit and Clowder - Anything Goes

Friday, January 30, 2015

Help a girl out...would ya???

I have entered the wreath I made for our front door into a contest on the Ben Franklin Monroe facebook page...if you have a moment and could go "like" my wreath...I would appreciate it.  The project with the most likes wins $50 GC to the more Copics for mama to color with...

Thank you!!!

Happy crafting....Lynda